Student Trainee (Uniformed Officer Support)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 26, 2020
Closes
Sep 30, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Joining the Secret Service, Office of Chief, Uniformed Division as a Student Trainee (Uniformed Officer Support) will introduce the Uniformed Division Officer position through structured training and hands-on experiential rotational assignments. The Student Trainee (Uniformed Officer Support) position starts at a salary of $28,672 (GS-2, step 1), with promotion potential to $45,652 (GS-4, step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here .

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Responsibilities

The selectee will serve as a Student Trainee (Uniformed Officer Support) in the Office of the Chief, Uniformed Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Assist with escorting pre-approved civilians and contractors to pre-determined locations.
  • Assist with observation, pedestrian, and traffic control during protectee movements
  • Assist with managing large groups during public tours and vehicle fleet management.
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.


Conditions of Employment

If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Obtain and maintain a Top Secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .

Must have cumulative grade point average of 2.5 high school/undergraduate; or 3.0 graduate at time of application and throughout internship appointment.

Must be at least 16 years or older.

Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.

Upon boarding, you must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement and a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Qualifications

GS-2: You qualify for the GS-2 level (starting salary $28,672) if you possess the following:
  • Completion of high school or GED diploma.

GS-3: You qualify for the GS-3 level (starting salary $31,284) if you possess the following:
  • Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.

GS-4: You qualify for the GS-4 level (starting salary $35,119) if you possess the following:
  • Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate's degree.

This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

Education

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here .

Additional information

UNIFORMED DIVISION COHORT PROGRAM:

This Uniformed Division Cohort program is designed to introduce the Student Trainee to the Uniformed Division Officer (UD) position through structured, introductory agency-guided training and hands on experiential learning rotational assignments with the intent to have student trainees apply to become UD officers.

Student Trainees who meet the eligibility requirements after successful completion of one year in the program will have the option to apply for consideration to the UD position through an accelerated process.

This is a unique program which is different from any other United States Secret Service Student Trainee positions. The program requires 18 - 27 hours of in-classroom training rather than having to complete 640 hours in a typical pathways program. Completion of the program does not guarantee employment as a Uniformed Division Officer.

PATHWAYS PROGRAM COMPLETION AND CONVERSION ELIGIBILITY:

Program participants may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements. To be eligible for conversion, Student Trainee Intern must:
  • Successfully complete academic course of study.
  • Complete a minimum of 640 hours of work experience under the Internship Program.
  • Meet OPM qualification standards for the position the Intern will be converted.
  • Maintain acceptable performance under the agency's approved performance management system.
  • Receive favorable recommendation for conversion from Supervisor.

It is important to remember that eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will decide to opt for conversion.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are considered in the following order: (1) preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more; followed by (2) other 10-point preference eligible; (3) 5-point preference eligible; and (4) non-preference eligible (i.e., non-veterans). For information on veterans' preference, please click here.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
  • Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
  • Proof of Enrollment - You must submit a copy of your Spring/Fall 2020 college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) that must show school name, student's name, cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 high school/undergraduate; or 3.0 graduate, and credits earned or Summer/Fall 2020 enrollment letter. Proof of Enrollment is an official document from the university registrar's office reflecting acceptance/enrollment into the program for the upcoming semester. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here .
  • Are you a Veteran? Submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans' information.


If you fail to submit your transcript(s)/proof of enrollment prior to the closing date of the announcement you will be deemed "INELIGIBLE" for the internship.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the stated closing date of the vacancy. Only complete applications that include all supporting documents received prior to midnight EST on the closing date. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application. Supporting documents WILL NOT be accepted once the job opportunity announcement closes.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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